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diagram

noun di·a·gram \ ˈdī-ə-ˌgram \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of diagram

1 :a graphic design that explains rather than represents; especially :a drawing that shows arrangement and relations (as of parts)
2 :a line drawing made for mathematical or scientific purposes

diagrammable

play \-ˌgra-mə-bəl\ adjective

diagrammatic

play \ˌdī-ə-grə-ˈma-tik\ or less commonly diagrammatical play \-ˈma-ti-kəl\ adjective

diagrammatically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of diagram in a Sentence

  1. a diagram of the nervous system

  2. This diagram shows how the clock operates.

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Origin and Etymology of diagram

Greek diagramma, from diagraphein to mark out by lines, from dia- + graphein to write — more at carve


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diagram

verb

Definition of diagram

diagrammed or diagramed \-ˌgramd\; diagramming or diagraming \-ˌgra-miŋ\
transitive verb
:to represent by or put into the form of a diagram
  • diagram a sentence
  • diagram a football play

Examples of diagram in a Sentence

  1. The coach diagrammed the new play on the blackboard.

  2. The students were required to diagram a sentence.

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First Known Use of diagram

1785


DIAGRAM Defined for English Language Learners

diagram

noun

Definition of diagram for English Language Learners

  • : a drawing that explains or shows the parts of something


diagram

verb

Definition of diagram for English Language Learners

  • : to show or explain (something) in a diagram


DIAGRAM Defined for Kids

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diagram

noun di·a·gram \ ˈdī-ə-ˌgram \

Definition of diagram for Students

:a drawing, plan, or chart that makes something clearer or easier to understand

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diagram

verb

Definition of diagram for Students

diagrammed or diagramed \ˈdī-ə-ˌgramd\; diagramming or diagraming \-ˌgra-miŋ\
:to put in the form of a drawing, plan, or chart The coach diagrammed the new play.


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